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1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
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Normally when I do these writings, I first think of song lyrics. But, today I am at a loss for a song about In Between.
Instead I am thinking that this summer is an in between time for me. You see in August, my son will start kindergarten. His early childhood at home with mommy is coming to a rapid close. (Here I am with him a few summers ago at the beach.)
I am so blessed beyond words to have had all of this time with him. My husband and I planned so that I could be a stay-at-home mom and that is the best thing I think I have ever done!
Prior to my son being born, I’d had a nice, long career related to my college major. I worked as a reporter and then several different offices as a technical writer. This was very fulfilling and meant a lot.
Then Ian was born, I had my maternity leave, and then went back to work for about a month and a half. You know what, I decided then that I didn’t want to just see my son at the end of the day. It was an easy decision and one that I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to do!
Now, he is about to start the adventure of school. He is so excited and ready to be there all day. I have to admit that I am less so.
I am in between total happiness in this next phase of his life and his growing up, and sadness that my baby is no longer a baby.
I don’t want him to see that I am sad since it will upset him. Instead I quietly think about it and look forward to a fun-filled summer with him and my husband.
To all of you with kids starting kindergarten, I know that we’ll make it and our kids will be fine. It’s just the next phase of life.
Scripture says there is a time to every purpose under Heaven. The time is now for a sweet young boy to start his school adventure.
To all of you who have been through this, I’d love some words of advice!!
I wonder how much fun we can cram into the summer before school starts?! I sure plan to do a lot of fun things with my son. I want to make memories with him during this last summer before school.
It is the end of an era and the start of the new one. He is ready and beyond excited and that is awesome!!!
To read other postings on In Between, please see http://lisajobaker.com/2013/06/five-minute-friday-in-between/